Carlos Boozer won an NCAA title at Duke, helped the U.S. capture a gold medal at the Olympics and earned two NBA All-Star Game appearances. Now for something completely different on his resume, Boozer is co-founder of a company that produces men's swimwear called Loaded Dock.
His partner on the project is former Miami Hurricanes basketball star Jack McClinton, who came up with the idea and handles the design.
"What do you do when you go to the pool?" Boozer says. "Usually you just grab a pair of shorts and jump in the water, right? Well, Jack figured that he could make it more stylish and more versatile. He came with a more sophisticated line."
McClinton, a second-round pick of the Spurs in 2009, played some pro basketball in Europe but decided to pursue his business dreams. He developed a social-media app called TheCliq and started Loaded Dock Resort and Swim.
"It's quick-dry material," McClinton says. "It's stuff you can wear to the pool. You can wear out on the town."